The Learning Zone - A Program that Works


The Learning Zone offers positive alternatives to children who are surrounded by negative influences; introducing art, music and character-building programs along with academic support and study skills.  We are laying the foundation for successful and productive lives.

The Learning Zone provides children between the ages of 18 months and 12 a safe haven where they can explore their potential and enhance their futures.  Programs we currently offer:

The Learning Zone professionals and volunteers strive to develop children and provide peace of mind to over-stretched parents by offering the stability, support and consistency every family needs to succeed.


The Salvation Army emphasizes serving children from challenging economic and societal backgrounds.  When we began our Learning Zone initiative many said that it couldn't be done. Today, our Learning Zone centers serve more than 200 children and their families in the surrounding communities.

The Learning Zone has an array of comprehensive programs designed to nurture a child's talents, self-esteem and drive, including:

  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Individualized plan of social and academic preparation for public school that is shared with kindergarten teachers prior to transitioning from pre-school.
  • Partnering with parents of school-aged children and public school teachers to improve individual study skills and academic performance focusing on literacy.
  • Breakfast, hot lunch and snack programs.
  • Interactive family activities and training.
  • Field trips to promote ongoing learning.
  • Sports and recreation.
  • Vocal, piano and instrumental music lessons, dance, and other artistic express; Boy Adventure Club and Sunbeams for Girls.
  • Social and emotional development

The Salvation Army Learning Zone is a fee-based program charging a nominal fee.

If you have children ages 18 months to 12 years and need child care, either every weekday or in-service days, we have you covered! Contact the Learning Zone at 330.762.8481 or  click here to email.